Sun Jul 12 2020


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Presented by KlezCalifornia

KlezCalifornia July Kumzits ONLINE

Join KlezCalifornia for our sixth kumzits, and first planned for San Francisco. Because of COVID-19, we have converted this kumzits into an online event. has been moved online. Additional online kumzitsn this summer are planned for June 28 and August 9.

Meaning “come sit,” a kumzits is a fun, participatory event for all ages at which every person does something for 2-5 minutes: tells a Jewish joke or story, sings (or leads) a Yiddish song, plays a klezmer or Yiddish tune, recites a Yiddish poem, etc. We go around once or twice. Everyone participates! No “passing”!

This event is in English, as are all KlezCalifornia events except Salons for fluent speakers. If you want to do something in Yiddish, please be prepared to also do it in English.

Kumzitsn are free, but we hope you will consider a donation of $15 sliding scale (i.e. whatever you can afford).

You are welcome to provide your own refreshments.

To reserve a space, RSVP using the form below. The event has a limit of 15 participants. To reserve a space, RSVP using the form below. The event has a limit of 15 participants.

Those who have registered by Sunday 8am Pacific Time (10am Eastern Time, 3pm UK Time, 4pm most Europe, 5pm Israel) will receive sign-in by 9am Pacific Time that day. If you have not heard by then, write a.s.a.p. to Please do not wait until just before the event begins to notice whether you have the sign-in info.

You are welcome to rsvp if you are committed to participating. If you register but are a “no show,” you are depriving someone else of the opportunity to participate. To cancel a reservation, write

If you are unable to register below, the event’s capacity has been reached. If you like, write and ask to be put on a waiting list. Specify which event you are writing about.